Fifteen-year IBEW 1245 member Sean Marsh has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a Business Representative. He will be working with IBEW 1245 members at PG&E in Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino counties, and also serves as the IBEW Union Liaison for the Humboldt Offshore Wind Project.
Brother Marsh first joined IBEW 1245 in 2008 when he began working as a Hiring Hall Auxiliary operator at PG&E’s Humboldt Bay Power Plant during the final years before decommissioning. When PG&E returned to the power generation business, he hired on as a Power Plant Technician at the new Humboldt Bay Generating Station. He quickly became an IBEW 1245 shop steward, and has represented the union on various committees over the years, on topics ranging from contract negotiations, to medical benefits roll-out, to retirement pay evolution.
“I decided to join 1245 staff as an opportunity to expand my own horizons and assume new challenges beyond my existing line of progression, but also to broaden my influence and stand for the contractual rights and benefits our brothers and sisters have earned and deserve,” said Marsh. “In addition, maintaining our work jurisdiction is imperative in the emerging OffShore Wind market. Humboldt Bay is uniquely positioned in the center of this market. What better place to stand our ground?”
Outside work, Marsh dedicates most of his time to Lost Coast Crossfit, a local fitness facility that he co-owns and operates (and also coaches and trains at).
“There is a similar vibe in the gym as there is in the union,” Marsh observed. “It’s community. It’s family. It’s about surrounding yourself with people that can share in your suffering and challenges and celebrate together the triumphs and victories. Big or small, we unite for all.”